Joint Leadership Day – September 18, 2023

Monday, September 18, 2023
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
155 Lesmill Rd, North York, ON M3B 3P8

Dear Members:

This is to advise you that the OPSEU/SEFPO Joint Leadership Day has been scheduled.

Date: Monday, September 18, 2023 9:00 am – 3:00pm (Registration is from 8:30 – 9:00 am)

Event Location: OPSEU/SEFPO Membership Centre 155 Lesmill Rd, North York, ON M3B 3P8

Hotel: Pan Pacific Hotel: 900 York Mills Rd North York, ON M3B 3H2 416-444-2511

Single rate: $179.00 + taxes

Parking: $18.00
*As per policy, valet parking is not a reimbursable claim.

Please note: This is a hybrid event. A Zoom link will be sent once we receive RSVP.
Meals for virtual participants are not covered.

OPSEU/SEFPO’s Equity Chairs will be hosting the annual Joint Leadership Day. The Joint Leadership Day brings together Executive Board Members, MERC, CERC, Division and Sector Chairs, as well as Senior Staff. It is designed to help integrate equity issues into all aspects of OPSEU/SEFPO’s work.

This year’s theme “Embracing Equity at OPSEU/SEFPO: Mobilizing the Calls to Action”
seeks to motivate members, groups, committees and leaders so they can cultivate ongoing member engagement that both promotes equity and fosters action plans that include the recommendations from the social mapping project.

Hotel Room Bookings

OPSEU/SEFPO will make the hotel reservation on behalf of the member when they request a hotel room while registering through the Member Portal. As per policy, the 60 km rule is in effect. OPSEU/SEFPO will be booking all hotel rooms centrally. Hotel rooms will be reimbursed on a single room basis.

Members are responsible for payment of their hotel room upon check out as there are no charges billed back to OPSEU/SEFPO. Please save your itemized receipt
and submit it with your Membership Expense Claim Form.

The single room rate is $179.00 plus taxes per night.

You must notify the hotel of any special accessibility needs that you may have with respect to your hotel room.

Any additional nights outside of this policy must be pre-approved by the First Vice-President/Treasurer’s office, regardless of Region or distance from the event.

Human Rights Accommodation Request Form

Should you require a human rights accommodation or have an existing accommodation under the Human Rights Code, please complete and submit the Human Rights Accommodation Request Form in full.

Family, Dependent and Attendant Care are covered expenses for this event for those who require it at the event or at home.


If attending in-person, meals are covered on these dates:

1) Travel days for those staying at the hotel and who live beyond 60km from the event.
2) Monday, September 18, 2023: only breakfast is covered if you travelled and stayed the night before at the hotel.
Note: Lunch is provided during the event. Please submit a HR Accommodation Form if you have food allergies.

OPSEU/SEFPO Child Care Policy

OPSEU/SEFPO undertakes to provide child care services, when requested, at all union educationals, conventions, regional, divisional and demand-setting meetings where the membership requests at least three weeks prior to the event. Members who bring their children to OPSEU/SEFPO sponsored functions should normally be required to use the on-site child care service if it is available. The three week notice
will ensure adequate time to process advances when requested. If no requests for on-site child care are received three weeks prior to the activity date, child care arrangements for on-site child care may not be made. If members then bring children to the event without the required notice, the member should be responsible for making his/her own child care arrangements.

Procedures for Online Registration

Online registration forms for this meeting are now available. Members will be able to complete and submit the Member Event Registration Form, Hotel Booking Form and Registration for Child Care through OPSEU/SEFPO’s Member Portal.

Attached you will find the following documentation:

1.  Advance Form
2. OPSEU/SEFPO Human Rights Accommodation Form
3. Member Portal Quick Intro
4. Event Registration Tutorial
5. Online Expense Claim Tutorial

Please register no later than Monday, August 21, 2023.

We appreciate your cooperation and participation in these meetings.

In Solidarity,
OPSEU/SEFPO Equity Chairs

Authorized For Distribution:
JP Hornick OPSEU/SEFPO President

Tentative Conference Agenda
Monday, September 18, 2023

8:15 AM Smudging Ceremony

8:30 to 9:00 AM: Registration (breakfast on your own)

9:00 to 9:30 AM: Introduction and Welcome from President, First Vice- President and Equity Chairs

9:30 to 9:40 AM: Ice Breaker – The Ultimate Rock, Paper, Scissors!

9:40 to 10:45 AM: Social Mapping Recommendations & Updates

10:45 to 11:00 AM: Break

11:00 to 12:15 PM: Panel Discussion: The Calls to Action, How Social Mapping has Worked for Us & LEC Equity Structures and How They Started.

12:15PM to 1:15PM: Lunch (provided)

1:15PM to 2:15PM: Guest Speaker: Equity Moving Forward: Engagement Strategies

2:15PM to 3:00PM: EBM Equity Seats & Election: What’s Next?

3:00PM: Adjourn for the Day

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